Piandaccoli Cosmus Chianti Reserva
The estate began with the cultivation of vineyards by monks in 1100, before the phylloxera epidemic that hit Europe in the mid-nineteenth century wiped out the indigenous varietals present in Tuscany. Piandaccoli emerges in 1950 with the production of Chianti, but it was the vision of Dr. Giampaolo Bruni that set the stage for this incredible winery's future. He collaborated with the University of Florence, using DNA testing on grapes found in the Medici tombs, to reintroduce autochthonous varietals prevalent during the Italian Renaissance.
This Chianti Reserva is aged in wood for 12 months followed by an additional 12 months in the bottle before release. 100% Sangiovese, it is intense Ruby red color, nose of violet, crisp red fruits and berries with herbaceous notes of laurel and a saffron splash. Mouth is fruity and rounded, with nice acidity, minerality and good persistence. The tannins are smooth, present, but never aggressive.